Bone marrow transplant service
Bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants are used to treat a range of diseases. These include leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and people with certain autoimmune diseases.
Bone marrow is a spongy material found inside our bones. Bone marrow is where our stem cells are made.
Blood stem cells are blood cells at the earliest stage of blood cell development. All our blood cells are made from blood stem cells found in the bone marrow. Blood stem cells stay inside our bone marrow and grow until they are fully developed. The fully developed blood cells then enter our blood stream.
People may need an autologous stem cell transplant or an allogeneic stem cell transplant. View more information about bone marrow and stem cell transplants.
The Bone Marrow Transplant service is available Statewide in Tasmania.
Stem cell collection is done at either the Launceston General Hospital or the Royal Hobart Hospital in the Haematology Oncology Day unit. Learn more about what happens when collecting stem cells.
For patients who need an autologous stem cell transplant these can be done at the Royal Hobart Hospital in the Haematology Oncology Inpatient unit or at the Haematology Oncology Day unit.
Patients who need an allogeneic stem cell transplant go interstate, usually the Royal Melbourne Hospital. The Tasmanian Bone Marrow Transplant team help organise this and support patients with transport and accommodation.
Statewide Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator: 6166 8078
Royal Hobart Hospital Switchboard: 6166 8308
Launceston General Hospital Switchboard: 6777 6777